As I recall, since the BW era, G1 fans have been crying for redone G1 figures using modern technologies. I know I was among them. When the Beast Saga's came to a close, and we returned to Vehicular TF's, people again clamored for G1 characters with modern articulations and transformations. During the Unicron Saga, it was almost undoubtable that we'd get several homage figures with each wave. Then came Alts and fans were deleriously happy. Then came Masterpiece Figures, and fans passed out from excitement at their "perfect" figure. Now with Classics coming soon, G1 fans seems to have gotten their wish. (Not that they'll be happy with that.) But the one aspect that seems to resound within me, we're getting classics, alternators, movie figures, and so forth. Why should we keep being chained to G1? I'm tired of seeing Red Truck Optimus, Unicron, and several of the elements that have plagued the fandom for years as a spectre that won't go away. It seems like we're in some perverted Groundhog Day scenario, where we keep reliving the same story over and over again. I'm sick of it. One of the reasons lately why I've been enjoying BW stories, like the comics was because it wasn't the same old thing. So, I'm wondering. Let's say that after the Movie, the new series throws the standard fanfare conventions out and changes gears. They do what needs to be done to preserve their copyrights (Perhaps a parallel line extension of the Classics series), but takes things in a fresh new direction. And, throughout the line, we don't get a single homage character or repaint. Let's say, for example, that the new series was more like BW:Neo in it's format. You have an Autobot ship, and it's crew as the main focus of the series, as they go about in space, either on a quest, an exploration, or as part of a war. The Captain is NOT AN OPTIMUS OR A PRIME. You have a full and colorful crew, all original characters but not just with the overly tired archetypes. (Though, I'll admit, we'd need a few for a good series, just not the cardboard cutouts we seem to be getting lately.) The series changed locales, and was open to lots of different episodes, and the villains (maybe not even the Decepticons) were NOT LED BY MEGATRON OR GALVATRON. And didn't have new takes on old characters either. The series preserves some Transformer history, has an occasional cameo by the higherups, but is really set out as a stand alone series. Personally, that's a series I'd like to see. Not some "alternate" view of the battle between Optimus and Megatron, ending with the Cataclysmic impact of Unicrons presence, which we've seen something like 9 times now. Of course, that'll never happen, so we can only wait for the 10th meeting with the same storyline that's kept storytelling in Neutral for far too long, and yet more figures of a red sports car with yellow flames on it, a guy who shoots little minions out of his chest, some bad guy with a gun on his forearm, and some good guy with the front end of a mack truck for a chest, which it seems all the fandom really wants anymore.